I am going to buy a house in Houston,

Asked by jx, California Tue Nov 12, 2013

we are looking for a nice house in best school district or a very good neighborhood, can you please tell me which erea we should choose? tks

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Randall Yates, Other Pro, Dallas, TX
Sat Nov 16, 2013
I work with one of the best agents in all of Texas, she is in Houston and can help you find the right area. Email me or go to our site I will have her call you right away.
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Al Geffon, Agent, Houston, TX
Wed Nov 13, 2013
You want what everyone does for your family ... and, of course, this comes at a premium. If you can afford a home at least in the $4's (substantially higher in some locations) you'll have your choice of excellent communities. Should you wish to spend a bit less, and are willing to commute (an hour or so each way ... probably something you're used to anyway) you can find homes for less.

Style also plays a part. The properties within or close to the "loop" (surrounded by Interstate 610) are generally older (50-60 years), but most have been remodeled and updated ... you'll be floored by both the amenities and quality of workmanship. More contemporary homes are a bit further out ... it's all about the availability of building sites.

One more point ... while we have no state or local income taxes, you'll be in sticker shock when it comes to property taxes. Unlike California, there's no cap on them, so it's conceivable that your bill will approach (or actually come in at) five figures.

All this said, however, your best option is to physically tour the areas, and take a look at the choices available. My wife/working partner and I have welcomed many new families to Houston in our forty years of service. If you'll let me know a few things (budget, bedrooms/bathrooms, special amenities ... pool, large yard, media center, game room, etc.) I can forward representative listings in several locations. Right now, inventory is low, but with school having begun, many buyers have postponed relocating, so properties aren't being snatched off the market in a matter of hours, as was the case over the past several months.

If I may be of further service, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards ...

Al Geffon
Trend Setter Realty
(713) 213-6350
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Dan Lopez, Agent, Katy, TX
Wed Nov 13, 2013

A BIG TexasWelcomeHome to you, compared to California we have more affordable choices at http://Houston-Area-Homes.com. Whether you are in the market for starter or Luxury Homes, customize your advance search by area, zip code, then see a list of homes on the Map View.

Also, because we do not have a state income tax our property taxes support our excellent schools. You may review many areas by scrolling on my map search at the link below. You may have questions and I have answers please call me 281-777-0440 and look at the active homes in the link below, you may also want to check out these options:


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Dennis Pow-s…, Agent, Houston, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Hello JX,

I will be very happy to assist you in finding your perfect home. I have worked with many people relocating to Houston. In order to assist you better, I would need to get more information from you. This is an important factor in deciding what part of town you would like to live in.
My cell phone number is (713)291-1222. I look forward to your call.

Dennis Pow-Sang
Broker - President
Southern Prime Realty, Inc.
Personal Service at its Best.
(713)522-2828 office
(713)291-1222 cell
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Penny Richey, Home Buyer, Houston, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Hi Jx

Houston traffic can be difficult during certain hours of the day but nothing like that in California cities. My suggestion is to live as close to your work as you can afford. Keep in mind that areas close to the city, medical center and the energy corridor are most expensive. There are good schools everywhere but focus on the years your children wiill attend. Many elementary schools are great but often middle schools are good and high schools you must focus on specific areas.

I have lived in Memorial and the Houston Galleria areas and owned investment properties in Inner Loop, Galleria, Memorial and South Houston so am very familiar with those neighborhoods. Beyond that i've sold homes in Tomball, Woodlands, Kingwood, Katy, Sugarland and areas in between.

Call me if you'd like to talk about it. I'd be happy to help you if i can but if I can't I know someone who'd be great that I would be happy to refer you to. Houston is a great place to live. We have it all, sports, cultural, hike & bike trails but no mountains. penny@penrichprop.com or M 832-725-2989.
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Rosemarie Fu…, Agent, Pearland, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
There are many great areas however, Houston Traffic can be a problem so you would want to pick your best commute especially if you are working downtown. If you want to live in Houston proper, Bellaire, Meyerland and West University have the best public schools but those areas are quite pricey. If you are coming from California (it says jx, California) you will be very pleased with what you can get here for the money. With a little more information I know I can find you a great place and the best schools.

Rosemarie Furnari
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Persis Behra…, Agent, Cinco Ranch, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Hello, most of the folks that I assist from out of state are looking for good schools primarily, along with good amenities and a reasonable work commute. Katy and Sugar Land seems to draw most families. Having said that, however, a lot depends on your budget. What is your time frame for moving?

I will be happy to give you more information, if you like to find out more.
Please call or email.

REALM Real Estate Professionals
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Abu Musa, Agent, New York, NY
Tue Nov 12, 2013
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Connie Inmon, Agent, Cypress, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Jx, Houston's Northwest area is the fastest growing part of Houston. That includes the cities of Tomball, Cypress, Katy, Spring, the Woodlands and more. There are many nice neighborhoods with good amenities and top ranked schools in this area BUT those areas are spread out and where you will be working will factor into your decision. Houston is very spread out and to be 40 miles from work can present a problem.

With a little more information, a Realtor can help you find the best area taking all factors into consideration. I am here if you need some help.

Connie Inmon
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Rebecca Vela…, Agent, Houston, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
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Rebecca Vela…, Agent, Houston, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
It depends on your price range. Houston has several exemplary school districts. If you would like more information., please send me a private email and I can send you a list of houstons best schools!
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DELETEMatthew…, , San Antonio, TX
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Good Evening!

I would be more than happy to help you but I need a bit more information. Is there an area of town you want to be close too? Maybe commute time?

Give me a call at 713-397-5891 and I will be more than happy to assist you in finding your new home.
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